The Cover

While debating what to put on the cover of JCK's 2007 diamond issue, we got a call from Tom Heyman, of Oscar Heyman Bros., who had a multifunctional necklace with a 17.00 ct. emerald-cut diamond as its center. The piece breaks apart into at least seven combinations of wearable jewels, and Tom wantedto know if we'd consider putting it on our cover. (Memo to retailers: This is why you should touch base regularly with your local media—you never know when you'll pitch them at just the right moment!) We didn't commit to using it immediately, but editor-in-chief Hedda Schupak eventually agreed. That presented a challenge to art director Todd Gast, who normally doesn't start with a single piece of jewelry and build a concept around it. But this particular piece sparked an idea. Says Todd, “I have been a big fan of Showtime's The Tudors … a very stylish and smart show about King Henry VI

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